21 Top Beach Gifts for Beach Lovers

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Do the sand, waves, and sunsets speak to your aesthetic and style? Do you enjoy sunbathing on the warm sand or swimming in the tide for the cool feeling on your skin? Do you like to relax in the shade under an umbrella with loved ones, or relax alone while listening to all the sounds of the ocean? Maybe all these things tend to lure you back to the beach and all it has to offer?

If this sounds like you, you’re going to love this gift guide we’ve created with unique beach gifts and things that any salt water fan would be happy to have. So whether you’re shopping for yourself, a family member, or a friend who would rather have fins than legs, these beach-themed gifts are our top picks for you!

Our Favorite Beach Lover Gifts

1. Professional Metal Detector

For those who wander beaches and yearn for treasure, this metal detector is an ideal gift. This metal detector detects metal up to an impressive 11 inches below the sand and is equipped with a shovel to aid the process of digging up items. All content fits within a portable casing so you can take it to any beach of your choosing, making it a great beach gift. Head out and explore what beaches have to offer!

2. Extra Large Mesh Beach Bags

What’s worse than sand inside your bathing suit at the beach? Juggling everything you need to tow from the beach house to your car to enjoying some ocean waves! This mesh beach bag has multiple side pockets to organize all your small items without losing anything and can hold up to 4-6 towels. You’ll have space for everything from your cell phone, towels, water bottles, sunscreen, lip balm, water, and snacks in this extra-large tote bag.

For the perfect gift idea, give this beach tote full of all those beach necessities listed above! And, check out these lightweight, oversized Turkish beach towels that I love. They come in a variety of fun designs and colors, so you can make sure you give a gift with a personalized touch.

3. Waterproof Phone Pouch

Make sure you don’t ruin your beach trip by dropping your phone in the water! Small accidents are bound to happen, but you can prevent disaster with this waterproof phone pouch. This pouch is better than a waterproof phone case as it is guaranteed to float on the water surface for a quick grab and keeps out dirt, dust, and sand. If you’re looking for practical beach gifts, you can stop right here at this great gift idea! 

4. Insulated Waterproof Backpack Cooler

This is one of the best beach gifts if you or the giftee loves to enjoy a cold drink of water (or another favorite beverage) during those long days on the beach. You can carry more in this insulated, backpack-styled cooler than you may have been able to carry in a cooler on your wrist – so grab a bottle opener and cheers with your favorite drinks with you beach-loving friend (as long as your beach allows for that, of course).

With lots of different colors to choose from, you can be ready to chill on the sand all day during your beach vacation!

5. I Love You to the Beach and Back sign

Love and the beach are two things that go together, whether you’re talking about long strolls in the white sand on your favorite beach, playing in the salt water with your small children, snorkeling to get a better view of the amazing marine life, or night-time cheers by a beachy bonfire. Share your love of the beach with this lovely décor sign – perfect for a birthday gift, Christmas gift, or for a random holiday! 

6. Beach Umbrella Hook

A beach umbrella hook is a great way to store your countless possessions – keys, towels, sunglasses, hats – while relaxing in the shade or when you take off into the ocean. This umbrella hook, which wraps around the base of an umbrella, helps you save so much space so you’re not constantly reorganizing your belongings or checking they’re still there!

7. Beach Wall Art Set

Undeniably the beach has its own unique aesthetic and atmosphere. The seashells, seagulls, crabs, sand dollars… Why not bring that coastal charm into your own home? This set of 4 hangable pieces are perfect beach gifts for your fellow beach lovers. with this set of 4 hangable artwork pieces!

8. Blue Sea Glass Necklace Handmade in Hawaii

Crafted in Hawaii, the heart and soul of beaches, this gorgeous necklace is a fun gift for those who love to accessorize. The piece of beach jewelry is wrapped in wire, paired with a beautiful hibiscus and freshwater pearl, and features a blue sea glass necklace heart making sure the ocean stays close to any beach lover’s heart. Each necklace is handmade with a silver chain, but is customizable if you contact the seller. You can also get matching earrings and bracelets to go with your necklace or request a custom order from the seller! 

9. Beach Bum Hoodie

beach bum hoodie

Palm trees and sandcastles, whatever the reason to return, beach bums always find themselves returning to the sandy terrain by the pier. This comfy beach bum hoodie is the perfect gift idea to keep your beach lover warm when the cool ocean breeze rolls in. Available in a variety of colors, this is one of the best gifts that they’ll want to wear all the time!

10. Schwinn Beach Style Cruiser Bicycle

What’s better than a walk on the beach? Riding your bike at the beach! With a comfy seat and a single speed, you can ride along for miles. The cargo rack on the back and basket on the front will help you store everything you need!

11. Spiker Beach Drink Coaster

The beach is key to relaxation and inner peace. It’s a great place to let your guard down while the sunlight glimmers in the waves with a drink by your side. However, drinks do not balance well in the sand and a spilled drink can put a damper in a fun day! This spike is designed to sit in the sand and balance any beverage – a great addition to any beach visit.

12. Collapsible Beach Wagon

If you or someone you know brings more than one bagful of luggage to the beach, then this collapsible beach wagon would be one of the most useful gifts! Designed in several colors, this foldable beach wagon is the perfect present for any ocean lover (and a good idea for those who also need a wagon for family outings elsewhere too!), It has an impressive weight capacity and front wheels with full rotation to support smooth sailing on all terrains. Well worth it if you’re exploring storage or transportation for family beach enjoyment.

13. The Beach is my Happy Place sign

When stress approaches, we all tend to envision ourselves somewhere with closed eyes, particularly a beach maybe? Imagining the sound of the waves on the rocks dividing the city or even the sand for the low tide love, reWhen stress approaches, we all tend to envision ourselves somewhere with closed eyes – our therapeutic happy place. I don’t know about you, but I envision a restful and relaxing beach. I imagine the sound of the waves on the rocks and the sand between my toes. This piece of coastal décor accurately depicts just this – the beach is my happy place! If it’s yours, or someone’s you know, this sign is the perfect coastal gift that can remind the individual of their favorite place.

14. Life’s a Wave Beach Subscription Box

Lifes a Wave beach subscription box

What might make a beach babe’s month? (Especially if she can’t get to the shore?) Seaside bliss sent directly to her door! Life’s a Wave BEACH Box brims with decor, self care, shells, sea glass, & more to transport subscribers to a beachy state of mind. A perfect gift for yourself…or another mermaid in the making.

15. Sunset Beach Painting

signed art for beach lovers

Colors seem to bless the sky in a light show before the dark and sunsets are infamously eye catching. Sitting and watching a sunset while the waves gently creep up the sand is one of my favorite things! This sunset beach painting is the right gift for someone who loves sunsets and wants to bring these colors into their home.

16. Beach Bookmark

ocean bookmark

What’s a better duo than a good book and a beachside view under palm trees? Not much! Bookmarks are fun beach gifts for anyone who loves a great page-turner but may need a break to enjoy the ocean. A great option for those who want to be reminded of the ocean even when they’re reading one of their coffee table books at home and dreaming of a fun adventure.

17. Pura Vida Bracelets

Founded in Costa Rica, these Pura Vida handmade bracelets provide jobs to artisans and raise awareness to various charities. Each bracelet has an iron-coated copper “P” charm and has an adjustable slipknot, meaning each bracelet can be adjusted to the perfect size for different sizes of wrists. Wax coated and waterproof, these dainty bracelets make for beautiful gifts, especially for beach lovers who like to hop in the ocean. 

18. Hand Painted Beach Chair Wine Glasses

handpainted beach wine glasses

Imagine sitting with your loved on the beach in two reclined beach chairs listening to the ocean waves crash and the seagulls flying over your head, while feeling the sand between your toes and the wind wisping through your hair. This set of hand painted beach chair wine glasses perfectly recreates this scene so you can think of the beach while enjoying a glass at home on your porch. 

19. Majestic Wave Fused Glass Sculpture

Majestic Wave Fused Glass Sculpture

If you’re naming highlights and favorites of the beach, undoubtedly the ocean’s wave will be mentioned along the way. Whether it be the still calm water or the raging turning tides, it all holds a unique beauty. This fused glass sculpture well depicts the watery waves in a fascinating loop. You can choose between two stand options (driftwood or clear glass) and two sizes (ocean wave, medium/7” in diameter and majestic wave, large/9.5” in diameter). Sitting between 9-12” tall, depending on the stand that you choose, this handmade glass sculpture of a beautiful wave makes the perfect unique gift for any beach lover.

20. Beach Bathroom Decor

Beach Bathroom Decor

Looking for beach gift ideas to decorate a house? Bring seashells and the ocean to your house with this beach bathroom décor. It’s made with shells covered by a dense blue and teal gel that gives the appearance of water. Battery powered, cool white fair lights are included, so with the switch of a button you can get a sense of the lights on the pier while you’re walking through the shops or along the dock without the annoying things that may otherwise come with it – the hustle and bustle of people, traffic, etc. Since this piece of décor is handmade, each jar is unique; even more reason to purchase this product filled to the brim with seashells and glow, so turn off the lights and enjoy this gorgeous piece!

21. Blue Turtle Oversized Beach Towel, Extra Large

Honestly, the key to a great beach day is the towel! A towel is a necessity when it comes to relaxing on the beach, drying off, or having a picnic. If you love sea turtles, this oversized towel would be perfect for any of these activities. It’s made from microfiber, is quick drying, and shakes off sand with ease. It also has a towel band, making this the perfect towel if you hate readjusting your towel every time you move an inch. The oversized sea turtle towel comes in three sizes: small, medium, and large, so you can find the towel that fits your needs. Grab your super cute picnic basket full of snacks and head to the beach for a full day of fun! 

Gift giving is always a conundrum (it is for me anyways). If you’re not sure what your giftee will like, a gift card is a great way to show your love while making sure they get what they love. Then send them over to our blog so they can take a look at our beach gift ideas and choose for themselves! 

Are there any gifts for beach lovers that we forgot to include? Leave us a comment and let us know!

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